We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Papalani Gelato

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-2663
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (339 reviews)
“sorbet” (49 reviews)
“ice cream” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (589)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 578 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here once for gelato and chose not to go back again during our week long stay. We found the flavor to be mediocre at best....rather bland.

Thank Sandra5678
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the nine days we were visiting this island paradise, we had to get gelato at least three times. The Kauai crunch is wonderful.

Thank GoodToGo541
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What more can I say. Excellent gelato in very interesting flavors. Many of the fruit flavors are made with local fruits. Can't get much better than this.

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots and lots of choices. Very tasty gelato and a visit shouldn't be missed. Multiple locations on the island.

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go looking for good gelato. Papalani Gelato was good but not eye-rolling awesome. Still, who can complain about eating tasty gelato with your honey in Kauai?!

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 11 February 2018

After Puma Dog, grab a sweet treat! I got a lilikoi sherbet! Not too sweet! Lots to choose from. Hubby got a pineapple coconut gelato

Thank GreenLakeRocks
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Gelato was creamy and tasty, but I wouldn’t say it rivals the best gelato in Italy—maybe the run-of-the-mill gelato in Italy (but I wouldn’t expect superb gelato in Hawaii). Why? Thicker and the aftertaste didn’t linger quite as long... we tried a lot of gelato...More

Thank Nicole E
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The best gelato we’ve had in a looooong time! I’d highly recommend this place! The Belgian chocolate is awesome!!!! We mixed it with the peanut butter and it made it even better 🤤

Thank Wes T
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Ice cream was ok. However, when handled the cup, I found a big cheater like a wine bottle has. ! This meant that the customer gets about 1/4 less than it appears.

Thank nerd-guy
Reviewed 16 January 2018

The Gelato rivals the Gelato that we have had in Italy. The waffle cones do NOT breakdown and fall all over the place while eating. You can taste test before ordering and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank Russ R
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 hotels in Kauai
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort
2,263 reviews
.47 km away
Sheraton Kauai Resort
2,352 reviews
.51 km away
Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club
1,095 reviews
.60 km away
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection
2,024 reviews
.77 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Anuenue Cafe
427 reviews
.04 km away
Keoki's Paradise
4,542 reviews
.14 km away
Little Fish Coffee Poipu
107 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Poipu Shopping Village
174 reviews
.06 km away
Moir Gardens
81 reviews
.73 km away
Mahaulepu Beach
34 reviews
.73 km away
Gillin's Beach
13 reviews
.73 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Papalani Gelato staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-2663
  • E-mail
Papalani Gelato Franchising Company is a family-owned and operated franchisor of handmade Hawaiian style gelato, coffee, and chocolate shops which is dedicated to sharing its hand-crafted artisanal Hawaiian inspired gelato, coffees, and chocolates throughout the state of Hawaii and beyond. Many customers rave that Papalani™ has the best gelato (Italian style ice cream) and best chocolate in the nation.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
Looking for a great restaurant?
Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor